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The Muay Thai Learning Curve
The Muay Thai Learning Curve

Muay Thai is a complex sport.  It's always evolving.  So in order to effectively talk about the learning curve in Muay Thai, this article is broken down into different sections depending on a person's skill level.  Feel free to read the whole article regardless of how long you've been training.…

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5 Steps for an Unblockable Elbow Strike in Muay Thai
5 Steps for an Unblockable Elbow Strike in Muay Thai

Introduction to Elbow Strikes: The elbow strike is a great weapon to use in close quarters because it is both quick and powerful.  Master this attack and you will have one of the most devastating weapons in your arsenal.  Use it if you find yourself too close to your opponent…

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The Purpose of Muay Thai Footwork
The Purpose of Muay Thai Footwork

Footwork To Go In and Out The point of having good Muay Thai footwork is to go in and out.  Don’t waste your legs and footwork skills by just plodding forward all the time or running away all the time.  The point of “footwork” is to use your legs to go in…

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10 Tips for Keeping your Muay Thai Gloves Clean
10 Tips for Keeping your Muay Thai Gloves Clean

Your Muay Thai Gloves Get Dirty: Muay Thai is a sport about personal victories.  It's about going a little harder and pushing yourself when you think you don't have anything left.  And what's the price you pay for working this hard?  The answer is sweat.  Trust us, you will sweat…

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Are You Being a Good Training Partner?
Are You Being a Good Training Partner?

Training Partners “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”— Proverbs 27:17 ​“Iron sharpens iron” is something we hear a lot on the Tatame (Jiu jitsu mats).  We might use it to compliment our training partners after a competition win, a hard training session, or when we need to…

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The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai
The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai

Muay Thai Footwork Different patterns of footwork: Muay Thai has numerous patterns to its footwork.  There are patterns to move forward, backward, diagonally, and sideways.  In Muay Thai, the most essential motion in a fighter’s footwork is learning to step at an angle.  This footwork is utilized in many techniques. …

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The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai
The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai

Why do we drill in our Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes? Drilling consistently allows us to make our techniques automatic and this is the best way to make your techniques effective.  There is no other element that is more important to mastering your Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing techniques…

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New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!
New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!

Bots Martial Arts Update! Congratulations to everyone that received their New Belts! History of Muay Thai & Origin Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war.  The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and…

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Robot Thai Boxing Counter Combinations
Robot Thai Boxing Counter Combinations

Robot Thai Boxing Stay consistent!  Repetition is the key!  We will continue to work on the clinch and knees but will begin to focus a little more on counter to knees and sweeps in the clinch.  Make sure  you keep practicing the various punch counters that we've been drilling on…

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Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees
Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees

Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees What's the difference? The Muay Thai Clinch is the grappling aspect of the sport. It can be used to deliver strikes or as a way to control an aggressive opponent. Grappling is used in many combat sports but what makes the "Thai Clinch" different…

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Muay Thai Clinch: Clinch Sparring
Muay Thai Clinch: Clinch Sparring

Robot Muay Thai Muay Thai Clinch: Clinch Sparring Getting into the clinch It's important to keep you guard up at all times and not try and catch every punch while trying to get into the clinch. By timing the punches you will have two options. 1) If you are going…

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Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock
Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock

Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock One of the first defenses a fighter learns against the Double Neck Lock is the Body Lock. When a fighter feels his opponent pinching his elbows during the Double Neck Lock, he steps into his opponent and drops down a little to grasp his opponent…

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Muay Thai Goals
Muay Thai Goals

Robot- Muay Thai- New Year Happy New Year Bots! It's time to get started on those New Year's resolutions. Were you able to complete your goals last year? If so, great! Keep it up! If not, why? How far did you get before you stopped trying? My advice to you…

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How to Have the Best Defense in Muay Thai
How to Have the Best Defense in Muay Thai

Hey Nak Muays!! The defense in Muay Thai, when done correctly, leaves little to no openings. Often times, the only way to land a solid weapon is to break your opponent's balance. The easiest way to do this is to parry their strikes. To parry means to deflect a strike…

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in the Catch and Sweep
How to Avoid Common Mistakes in the Catch and Sweep

Common Mistakes When Catching and Sweeping I am really happy with the way you guys are catching on to the new counters and drills.  In this article I'll outline some common mistakes that occur with the catch and sweep and how to prevent them.  The key to a successful sweep…

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